Protea Hotel Umfolozi River by Marriott


The Protea Hotel Umfolozi River, in Mtubatuba – just 40km north of Richards Bay, KwaZulu - Natal, presents guests – both corporate and leisure – with an ideal location for those seeking a relaxing environment with a wealth of exciting activities nearby. Stylish accommodation, warm and friendly service and a range of amenities catering to all tastes, combine to make this hotel an excellent choice for visitors to this beautiful area.

The Umfolozi hotel is situated close to the banks of the Umfolozi River, which also runs through the Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve, which is one of the premier national parks in the province and famous for its’ population of rhinoceros. The area is also a bird-watching paradise thanks to the diverse habitats. Within easy driving distance, marine enthusiasts will find the country’s best diving, game fishing and the beaches are safe and water always warm.

Accommodation is offered in a range of options, including Standard Rooms, Chalets and Family Suites. Each of the 68 rooms is air-conditioned with spacious en-suite bathrooms and disabled accessibility. The rooms are decorated in bold tones with stylish fittings designed for comfort and relaxation.

Standard Room & Chalet features:

  • WiFi access
  • Hair-dryer
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Electronic safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Key card access

Family Suite features:

  • WiFi access
  • Hair-dryer
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Electronic safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Key-card access
  • Two bedrooms
  • Lounge (with sleeper couch)
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave

Hotel Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar & Lounge
  • Lapa (outdoor dining area)
  • Swimming pool
  • Conference facilities
  • Secure onsite parking (surcharge applies)
  • Free WiFi
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Satellite TV


  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Conference facilities
  • Banqueting facilities for; weddings, launches or cocktail parties

Hotel services

  • Room service
  • Packed lunches
  • 24-Hour Reception
  • Child-minding service
  • Laundry and ironing service
  • Shoeshine
  • Safety deposit box
  • WiFi access
  • Satellite TV
  • Iron/ironing board on request
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fax/photocopying

Conferences facilities

Conferences are well-catered for, and the hotel can accommodate up to 240 delegates in three state-of-the-art conference and meeting venues. Additionally, three breakaway rooms are ideal for brainstorming sessions or board meetings. The hotel has a full range of modern conferencing equipment available for use. Corporate guest may also reserve the outdoor Lapa for special events and get-togethers.

Nearby Activities

  • High St. Lucia Wetlands Park
  • Hluhluwe & Umfolozi Game Reserve
  • World-renowned birding spots
  • Whale and dolphin watching
  • Boat cruises
  • Horse riding
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Beaches
  • Quad bike trails